Friday, March 29, 2013

New Participating Societies Partner with HEB

ACLS Humanities E-Book is pleased to announce that the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the World History Association (WHA) have partnered with HEB as contributing societies. HEB actively works to expand the areas of scholarship included in our collection to reflect current trends and interests in scholarly research, and now collaborates with twenty-seven of ACLS’s constituent learned societies on these efforts. (See a list of all participating societies here.) As new contributors, AAR and WHA have recently developed lists of recommended titles of enduring value in their fields.

The AAR list was compiled by the heads of the AAR’s sixty-four program units, which include the following: Animals and Religion; Buddhist Critical–Constructive Reflection; Chinese Religions; Indigenous Religious Traditions; Law, Religion, and Culture; Mysticism; Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought; Queer Theory and LGBT Studies in Religion; and Religion in Europe. These recommendations increase and diversify our offerings of high-quality titles in religion and theology.

HEB received a comprehensive bibliography of significant works in world history from The World History Association, admitted to ACLS in 2011. These titles reflect the WHA’s goal of fostering historical analysis undertaken from the point of view of the human community as opposed to that of specific nation-states, discrete regions or particular cultures. This list greatly expands our offerings in transregional, transnational and transcultural studies.

In addition, HEB was recently provided with new title suggestions from existing contributors, such as the American Society for Environmental History and the American Historical Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Historians Task Force.

Over the past few months HEB has been securing rights to and acquiring books based on these recommendations, which will form part of our upcoming release of several hundred titles scheduled to go live in late spring or early summer 2013. We look forward to making these scholarly-selected titles in the emerging and traditional fields of environmental history, LGBTQ studies, religion and world history available to our subscribers.